Monday, January 12, 2009

TileStack - HyperCard for a New Generation

I just got an invite for the beta of Seems primarily a platform for building casual games through a web-based interface, although as you can see from the periodic table and piano below, it can be used to build a variety of interactive content. If you've ever used HyperCards on an old Mac, you'll recognize this approach. As you can see from the figure below, their long-term goal is to be able to publish "stacks" on multiple platforms, including the iPhone and Android app stores, Blogger and Wordpress blogs, a Mac widget and even in Facebook. If they're able to get user-generated content with ads onto all of these platforms, it could be a tremendous money-maker.
From their FAQ:
What is TileStack?

TileStack is two things:

1) It is a web-based environment for creating interactive content. It is designed in such a way that it is useful and to the average computer user. The interactive content can be anything from a game to a slide show, to a database.

2) It is a collection of interactive content that can be viewed, modified, and embedded on a personal blog, website, or profile page.

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